‘Modernizing’ Section 230: What’s Your Liability Shield?


There is growing interest in reforming Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

But, why? As American Enterprise Institute visiting scholar Mark Jamison of the University of Florida notes, the statute protects internet companies that host content from being legally liable for what their users/readers post.

The White House and strict constitutionalist Mike O’Rielly, the Republican FCC Commissioner, don’t see eye to eye on its reform. Hence, O’Rielly is exiting at the end of his term on January 23, 2021.

But, what does the AEI — selected by the Trump administration to transition the FCC from the Obama administration — have to say about Section 230?

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